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Just A Piece Of Software I Wish Someone Would Write For
The hungry spider arrives in the form of a digital egg, out of
which he emerges and immediately begins making a web
(customisable) in one of the corners of your desktop
He then waits patiently watching every movement with
multiple beady eyes.
At the first sign of anything new that appears, disturbing
of the strands of his web, he rushes out, lassoes it then
it back to his lair for closer examination. If it's deemed ok
releases it, allowing it to fall to the bottom of the screen
where you can retrieve it. If there is anything suspicious
about it, he cocoons it into a bundle, then sucks out its
contents, which he absorbs, making him bigger and stronger
and even more hungry.
If he isn't kept regularly fed, he begins dragging in bits of
work and eating them instead, which is the price you have
pay for providing him with a home. For Windows users, this
never be a problem. Users of less vulnerable systems will be
able to sign up to a feeding service - like meals on wheels,
known as Flies from Files. Harmless viruses in the form of
digital maggots, that hatch out to become irritating flies,
arrive at regular intervals. On turning on your computer,
have the satisfaction of watching your Hungry Spider as he
races around the screen, rounding them up, and
systematically devouring their digital contents.
||I had something similar to this on an Intel MDS development machine I used in the early 80's (twin 8" floppy disks - woooh!). It was text only, but a very convincing spider would scuttle down from the top corner of the screen every time you started to type anything, bundle up the text and scuttle back.
||This would be great, but I can anticipate that in my chaotic world I'd soon work the little spider into a sort of numb complacency.
||Croissant. Especially if we can install it on blissmiss's PC.